Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bizzy Bees

It's that time of year... lots of bees buzzing around. Monday I saw the tiniest bee I had ever seen, and if I wasn't looking through the macro lens looking for a great shot of a gilia, I wouldn't have noticed it.


Seriously, it's smaller than you think. It was about the size of those flowerets which are maybe 1/8" across, and the bee was maybe 3/16" long.

Here's a few others I've captured.

above... up in anchorage, ak on a rose bush


above... in Washington, DC... and if anyone knows this flower, please tell me, it's driving me insane... I knew it, but I can't remember it!


above... on a coxcomb at Mt. Vernon

5 comments:

Mary C said...

Yes, it's time for "garden critters" as I call 'em. Keep your eyes and ears alert; there are sure to be more to see and hear.

Red said...

Yup... mostly though, I'm just seeing flies.

No Cool Story said...

I SEE THE MANTIS!!!

Mantises?
Mateis?

I see them!
YAY.

No Cool Story said...

Umm.
This comment was supposed to go on the top post. I blame the tabs.

I SEE BEES!!
I see them!
YAY.

Red said...

LOL!!! yes, the tabs that's it... tabs, as in too much caffeine?

 

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